Our Mission

Include Alaska’s backcountry in a worldwide tradition of places in which hikers and skiers can travel hut to hut, and provide warm comfortable huts in inspiring settings to foster camaraderie and promote wilderness education and stewardship.

Our values

We create strong, inclusive communities by bringing people together in the outdoors.

We use our resources sustainably, care for the natural spaces we inhabit, and encourage others to do the same.

We provide opportunities that connect people of all backgrounds to the transformational power of nature.

Our vision

The vision of the Alaska Mountain and Wilderness Huts Association is a system of linked, back country huts offering diverse wilderness experience and education opportunities to the general public.  Manitoba Cabin is just the first step in that process. Our huts will provide a higher level of service than you would find at a typical public use cabin in Alaska. Outfitted with mattresses, a fully outfitted kitchen, firewood and propane for cooking, guests will only need to bring food, a sleeping bag and warm clothes. For some travelers this will simply be added comfort; for others this will make a previously inaccessible wilderness experience possible for them. Our hope is to use these experiences to educate visitors on the natural world, and inspire the next generation of land stewards.